China worries probed at Northern Gateway hearing - Chinese companies already own oilsands resources in Canada; environmental organizations question whether the pipeline project's proponents have considered the economic effect should Chinese companies buy a share of ownership in the proposed $6-billion pipeline as well - CBC News (2012/09/08)
Why Canada severed relations with Iran - Canada has surprisingly severed diplomatic relations with Iran; expert says suspension's timing could be related to Canada's Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act, which allows victims of terrorism to sue a country that Canada lists as a state sponsor of terrorism - CBC (2012/09/08)
Britain's double Chinese betrayal? - China's direct investment in the UK has topped 2.3 billion US dollars; there are concerns that economic considerations and commercial interests are overriding other political and ethical issues - Independent (2012/02/28)
Merkel's China trip focuses on economy, not rights - Merkel back in Germany with a stack of newly signed business contracts and a pledge for Beijing's to invest in more European debt; China also announced (coincidentally) buying some 50 Airbus planes worth over $4bn - New York Times (2012/08/31)
Contrast the above with:
Malaysia accuses Germany of meddling in domestic affairs by funding rights group's workshop - Malaysian authorities have summoned the German ambassador to explain why his country provided funds for a project linked to a Kuala Lumpur-based human rights group; funding could be "seen as interference in the domestic affairs of a sovereign state" because the Malaysian government considers rights group Suaram to be politically biased - Washington Post (2012/09/06)
Maldives says China to lend it $500 million - China hastily ramped up its presence in the Maldives (as Waheed came to power in 2012 Feb, replacing Nasheed who had been in power for 30 years) in the so-called "string of pearls" ambition to expand Chinese maritime influence in the Indian Ocean and beyond, competing for influence with Asian rival India - Reuters (2012/08/31)
Australia approves huge Chinese coal takeover - Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan: the takeover allows for the further development of Australia's coal deposits, which will have positive impacts on employment and growth in the sector and more broadly for the economy - Yahoo News (Singapore) (2012/03/09)
Coal deal brokers warn over Chinese takeovers - the Chinese allegedly refused to pay two of its local advisers at least $78 million in so-called "spotter's fees" and denies doing business with them - Daily Telegraph (2012/05/15)
Despite China slowdown, Australia miners bet on Africa - West and Central Africa, incl. Guinea, Cameroon, the Republic of Congo, and Gabon, to be "the next Pilbara" as Australia's decade-long resource boom may be fading, following sharp price falls in key commodities, such as iron ore and coal - Reuters (2012/08/31)
China coal pricing to hit Aussie miners - providing some two-thirds of the country's power needs, China is expecting thermal coal prices to go down amid moves to stimulate economy - Wall Street Journal (2012/09/24)
Australia debacle signals China hard landing - Beijing's 4 trillion yuan ($635 billion) stimulus package in 2008 helped flourished the Australian economy and now the Aussie dollar is either overvalued or simply too expensive - BusinessWeek (2012/09/24)
Thailand woos Chinese private firms - Thailand government will support Chinese investors with favorable policies on land use, loan, taxation, and more - China Daily (2012/09/15)
Indonesia seeks Chinese investment and tech - although rich in natural resources, Indonesia lags behind in technology and hopes Chinese companies will bring advanced technology to this country - China Daily (2012/09/19)
And also the much needed copper ore: "Myanmar security forces use incendiary devices in raid on protest camp" - hundreds of Buddhist monks and villagers opposed to the expansion (and the displacement of inhabitants of two dozen villages) of a Chinese-led copper mine project in central Myanmar; witnesses said dozens of monks and other protesters were injured - New York Times (2012/11/29)
China, Egypt pursuing Middle East influence - China seeks to extend its influence in the Middle East – from which U.S. influence is receding as it concentrates its military forces more in its own backyard in the South China Sea; primary investors in Egypt now are Saudi Arabia and the U.S., which provides some $2 billion, but with considerable restrictions; Morsi is looking to China to lessen U.S. influence - WND (2012/09/09)
China offers Nigeria $1.1bn loan for rail, airports - the loans reflect the deepening economic ties between oil-rich Nigeria and China, which already is involved in building major road and railway projects in the nation; the loans come as China increasingly looks across Africa for raw minerals and supplies to fuel a massive economy that has slowed in recent years during the economic downturn - ABC News (2012/09/12)
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